Green Bay Cycles

Making the world a better place one cyclist at a time.

Pam's 2022 Women V Cancer Challenge
Ride - Sri Lanka

Pam is preparing for her fifth international challenge ride raising funds for Women V Cancer - fighting breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. She will ride with a few dozen other women from the western coast of this beautiful island nation, to the east coast. You can power her pedals with a donation by clicking the link below.

Donation Link

"E" is for Everybody!

The rise in popularity and usage of electric-assist bikes is here to stay.  Come on in and see how we can make your recreational ride, commute or errand run more convenient, fun and environmentally responsible! 

We are on a mission!

Green Bay Cycles is committed to improving our neighborhood, the environment and the wider world by providing increased access to cycling for all, regardless of age or ability. We strive to build a more cycling-friendly community through exceptional service, the sharing of knowledge and a passionate belief in the positive power of time shared seeing the world, near or far, on two wheels.

Meet the Team

Larry Faulkner

Owner / Founder / Mechanic

Larry has always believed that the most important customer he has is the one right in front of him. That is the ethic he uses to set the tone at Green Bay Cycles every day.  Retired from the US Navy after 20 years as an aircraft mechanic, there is virtually nothing he can't fix.
What he's riding:
Otso Fenrir
Giant Revolt E+

Pam Faulkner

Owner / Founder / Sales

Pam's cycling adventures have taken her to Kenya, China, Italy and from one end of the UK to the other (JOGLE).  She is our road ride leader, and has also been known to bake a mean cookie.

What she's riding:
Liv Langma
Liv Avail
Otso Voytek

Nate
Perkins

Head Mechanic Extraordinaire

Nate has been turning wrenches for about 25 years.  His commitment to cycling extends well beyond the shop - he is an avid mountain and trail rider and leads our Tuesday Fat Bike rides.
What he's riding:
Otso Fenrir
Otso Warakin
Otso Voytek

Luke Anderson

Mechanic

Luke joined our team a few months ago bringing some great experience from a couple of other local shops.  He is pursuing a degree in science and recently completed an internship with the Cook County Forest Preserve.  He frequently commutes on his bike from his home on the North Side.
What he's riding:
Vintage Redline Conquest

Jake Drechsler

Bike Prep/Stock Management

Jake preps all bikes for their tune ups, including washing them until they gleam. He also makes sure our floor is fully stocked with bikes and accessories. He rides to work from Evanston nearly every day - rain or shine.

What he's riding:
All-City Bomb-pop

Julie Farnbauch

Sales/Delivery

Julie has recently joined our sales team and is ramping up quickly. She was a hospitality major at Indiana and her bubbly personality makes her a great fit for our team.  As a former nanny, she has a great way with kids and loves helping them find that just right bike!
What she's riding:
Fyxation (for now - we're working on this)

John Foersterling

Mechanic

John can fix just about anything.  He spent a few years away from bikes to indulge his passion for repairing cars, specifically Ford Broncos, but has returned to the fold. We are so happy to have his technical competence and good nature in the shop!

What he's riding:
Kona Unit Single Speed

Dave Gaede

Mechanic/Bike Builder

Dave is a printer by trade, but a bike builder, rider and mechanic at heart.  Even his return to his "real" job couldn't keep him out of the shop.  He's with us on Saturdays and we love him for it!  When he isn't in the shop, you can likely find him out on the North Branch Trail.
What he's riding:
Cannondale Synapse
Giant TCR
Storck Absolutist 1.0

Jonathan Kolovos

Mechanic/Bike Builder

Jonathan (aka "Yanni") is a high school junior with a passion for riding and some seriously solid wrench skills. He founded and heads up the  New Trier HS Mountain Bike Club and leads multi-day rides for his scout troop in all of his spare time.
What he's riding:
Otso Warakin
Giant Trance
Giant TCX

Chief

VP Community Relations

Chief is a big lover. He specializes in meeting and greeting, but napping is his true favorite. He's very good about letting Pedal have her way.  Just like his name, Chief is rough and tumble, but decidedly humble.

What he's riding:
Burley Tail Wagon

Pedal

VP Community Relations

Just like her name, Pedal is always under our feet. She loves people of all shapes and sizes, but - sadly - is not a fan of other dogs. She's a bossy Frenchie.  You may notice her featured prominently on our jerseys.
What she's riding:
Burley Tail Wagon

Oh, the Places We Go!

Where in the world have our riders gone??  Click the photos below for information and Inspiration!  Please share your own travels - send us an e-mail with a picture in your GBC jersey, t-shirt or ball cap with where you were and we'll put you on the map!